NOPD officer injured in Uptown traffic accident

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - An NOPD officer was injured in an Uptown fender-bender this morning.

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Robert and Freret Streets.

The officer was taken away by EMS, who loaded him onto a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance wearing a neck brace.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that a motorist ran into the unmarked police unit from behind, causing minor damage to both vehicles.